Her Cautious Smile, It Slayed Me


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poem © Jeffrey Beaty
February 1, 2019 — 1:30 AM
16 lines

Late night into early morning urge to purge the words that were building up inside.

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Life Is Just a Four Letter Word


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poem © Jeffrey Beaty
September 17, 2018 — 2:00 AM
16 lines

An early morning, can’t sleep bit of negativity purposefully turned positive. And yet another idea I was not shocked to learn that I was far from the first to consider…

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Her Fire


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poem © Jeffrey Beaty
December 13, 2016 — 8:30 pm
12 lines

A simple writing exercise that took on a life all it’s own. Fire seems to be a recurring theme for me right now..

 

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Back to the Fire


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Fireplace

poem © Jeffrey Beaty
November 29, 2016 — 7:30 pm
19 lines

A poem that came to mind while getting my Zen on one evening. 😉

 

 

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The Wind Calls the Refrain


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poem © Jeffrey Beaty
November 22, 2016 — 2 am
8 lines

Another late night (early morning) maudlin poem, inspired by a brewing storm and mixed feelings of both contentment and loneliness.
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There’s a Full Moon Over the Highway


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poem © Jeffrey Beaty
August 18, 2016 — 1 am
10 lines

A poem inspired by a very late night to early morning drive along the front range between Colorado Springs and Denver, accompanied by a beautiful full moon.
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Pull the Shade on the Night


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Winter Moon
Winter Moon

poem © Jeffrey Beaty
written Dec. 31, 2015
24 lines

Times change, and so must I. Appropriate for the beginning of a new year.

This poem began like many of my poems, as a bit of negative maudlin dribble. And then it took a turn for the better. That positive spin was a little bit a conscious choice, but also kind of where I’m at… Trying to break the habits my brain likes to get into and drive outside the “ruts” my grey matter likes to follow. But this turn was also a little what actually occurred, and shows that nothing always stays the same. And if you look hard you can find something to enjoy, be happy or thankful for even in the worst of times. Read the Poem

Thunder in the Night Redux


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Tears in the Rainpoem © Jeffrey Beaty
November 5 rewrite of a “first draft” written November 4, 2015
8 lines

Looking at the original version of this poem that I wrote and published yesterday, an idea occurred to me about its arrangement that I wish I had thought of earlier. So I edited it to this version which I like a LOT better. Read the Poem

Thunder Grumbles in the Night


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Tears in the Rainpoem © Jeffrey Beaty
November 4, 2015 — 10pm
8 lines

[UPDATE: check out the much better final version of this poem.]

Listening to a brief autumn thunderstorm move through tonight had me feeling a bit maudlin and inspired me to write this very short bit of poetry. Read the Poem

Poem: The Greatest Gift


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poem © Jeffrey Beaty
February 18, 2015
8 lines

The Greatest Gift by Jeffrey Beaty

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